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Château la Gurgue Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2005

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The history of Château La Gurgue is closely linked to the village of Margaux. Successively, two owners of the vineyard raced for the Town Hall of Margaux and won. The first was a wealthy Portuguese banker, Mr. Peixotto. In 1871, he added to the vineyard some beautiful lands, which were located around the Parish of Margaux. Later, another mayor of Margaux, Mr Camille Lenoir became the owner of Château La Gurgue. He gave his name to the Château and enriched it with some valuable plots surrounded by the vineyard of Château Margaux. They are located at Curton, on the best croups of Margaux. The Château then returned to its original name "La Gurgue", which is a locality of the village. Claire VILLARS LURTON is the architect of this revival. Year after year, she works with the upmost delicacy to express in her wine the unique terroir of Château La Gurgue.

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Château La Gurgue:
The history of Chateau Gurgue and the village of Margaux have often crossed paths. One after the other, two owners of the vineyards were elected mayor of this famous village! The first was Mr Lanoire, who gave his name to the chateau for a time, and enriched it with precious plots of land situated in Curton. Then the Chateau once again returned to its original name, that of a hamlet belonging t... Read more
The history of Chateau Gurgue and the village of Margaux have often crossed paths. One after the other, two owners of the vineyards were elected mayor of this famous village! The first was Mr Lanoire, who gave his name to the chateau for a time, and enriched it with precious plots of land situated in Curton. Then the Chateau once again returned to its original name, that of a hamlet belonging to the village. The chateau was sold to him by the rich Portuguese banker, Peixotto, whose fortune was contemporary to that of Perreires and Rothschild. Alas, his success did not last as long as that of these two famous colleagues. This Cru Bourgeois produced a fairly decent wine until the arrival of Bernadette Villars in 1979. Her team was already making miracles at Chasse Spleen. This new wine suddenly made an incredible leap quality-wise. The most modern equipment was installed, and some of the abandoned plots were totally restored. Ten years later fifty great wine tasters, reunited for the "Essay on the Margaux style" chose it as one of the ten most typically Margaux wines, together with eight Grands Crus Classés and one Cru Bourgeois. Read less
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External Reviews for Château la Gurgue Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

with lovely coffee and berry flavors. "\


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
03/22/2012

Has lots of plummy and ripe fruit, with hints of meat and spice. Full-bodied, soft and round, with lovely coffee and berry flavors.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

with hints of meat and spice. Full-bodied


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

" Has lots of plummy and ripe fruit


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

soft and round



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Tasting Notes:

A dark red color, aromas of red fruits and spices. A very complex bouquet. A beautiful structure. The tannins are still there but they are getting mellow. Length in the mouth, harmony and finesse. Wine of great elegance.

The history of Château La Gurgue is closely linked to the village of Margaux. Successively, two owners of the vineyard raced for the Town Hall of Margaux and won. The first was a wealthy Portuguese banker, Mr. Peixotto. In 1871, he added to the vineyard some beautiful lands, which were located around the Parish of Margaux. Later, another mayor of Margaux, Mr Camille Lenoir became the owner of Château La Gurgue. He gave his name to the Château and enriched it with some valuable plots surrounded by the vineyard of Château Margaux. They are located at Curton, on the best croups of Margaux. The Château then returned to its original name "La Gurgue", which is a locality of the village. Claire VILLARS LURTON is the architect of this revival. Year after year, she works with the upmost delicacy to express in her wine the unique terroir of Château La Gurgue.

50 000 bottles produced.

Closure: Cork

Notes: In french oak barrels during 12 months. New ones at 25%


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